Archives and Special Collections materials are available to NYUAD students, faculty, and staff, as well as qualified researchers from the UAE and abroad. Our goal is to provide access to rare and unique primary sources to support, enrich, and augment the research interests of students and faculty, and to document the history of NYUAD through the collection and preservation of archival material.
We offer access to our reading room, short-term loans for teaching and/or exhibition on a case-by-case basis, photocopies, and digital photography services.
Materials are non-circulating, and must be viewed in the Special Collections reading room. Finding aids for our archival collections will be posted as they become available.
Abu Dhabi Film Festival
Features archives related to the festival and films shown therein, particularly short and non-commercial films and those by Emirati and regional filmmakers. | Finding aid
Akkasah Center for Photography Collections
Akkasah, the Center for Photography at New York University Abu Dhabi, explores the histories and contemporary practices of photography in the Arab world from comparative perspectives and supports the developing photographic culture in the UAE. | Finding aids: Yasser Alwan Collection, Turkish Photography Collection
Explores the intellectual history of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia from multiple perspectives and includes rare editions of medieval Arabic poetry, works by early thinkers such as Ibn Sina, and travel narratives from Arab explorers as well as foreigners visiting the region.
Includes student Capstone reports, essays, films, supplementary materials, and audiovisual documentation of Capstone events.
Featuring works of Shakespeare translated into over 20 languages, printed as early as the 18th century.
Jean-Paul Najar Collection
A collection of monographs, exhibition catalogs, and other works focused on late 20th century modern and contemporary art from Europe and the United States, with an emphasis on abstract and post-minimalist works and artists, as well as related works about architecture, art history, philosophy, and literature. | More details
Max Kreutzberger Palestine Collection
The Max Kreutzberger Palestine Collection contains official reports, debates, correspondence, and opinion literature regarding the administration of Palestine, collected by Max Kreutzberger, a German Jewish historian and social worker. | Finding aid
Broadly addresses the history of the photography book, with an added focus on the MENASA region.
Campus Center (C2), Floor 3
We are located in the back of the library, between Library Administration and the Campus Technology Center.